Wedding Venue

Reception & amenities

Extra Amenities. Great Setting.
Amazing Service.

The Longbranch Weddings venue combines convenience and extraordinary customer service to make planning your big day as effortless as possible. The elegant and modern Grand Ballroom paired with incredible menu options and attentive staff are sure to impress your guests. 

Exceptional Value

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Memorable Events

The Best Western Plus Longbranch Hotel & Convention Center has 13 separate spaces available for ceremonies and receptions. Guests enjoy the convenience of blocked rooms on-site where they have access to the spacious pool with soaring glass ceilings and all the comforts of home while awaiting the big day.

Work along side event managers to customize your menu with available a la carte options or choose from a selection of pre-packaged options. From the cocktail hour with delicious hors d’oeuvres to elegant buffets and sit down dinners, the cuisine will exceed your expectations.

Still family-owned and operated by the De Long family and with countless awards and accolades, the Best Western Plus Longbranch Hotel & Convention Center is a hotel steeped in strong family tradition but, with the contemporary upgrades you deserve from a top-tier wedding hotel in Cedar Rapids.

The perfect ceremony and reception venue with elements of tradition that still maintains all the glamour your wedding day demands.

Wedding Packages Includes:

Dedicated Wedding Planner

Team of Experienced Service Staff

Setup and Tear Down

Skirted Head Table, Gift Table & Cake Table

Complimentary Room for the Bride & Groom on Wedding Night

Free Full Hot Breakfast

Special Room Rates for Overnight Guests

Array of Linen Napkin Color Choices

Silver, Glass, & China Service

Built in Bar and Bartenders

Dance Floor

Dietary Restrictive and Children Meal Options Available

Complimentary Parking for All Guests

Please click here for The Longbranch Cedar Rapids Wedding Menu

Amenities

Hosting your wedding at The Longbranch means that you have access to some excellent amenities that you and your guests will love!

  • Honeymoon Suite with in-suite sauna and hot tub.
  • Expansive fitness center, Gold Pointe Fitness Club, with indoor pool, on-demand video classes, massage therapist, sauna, tanning and more!
  • Heated indoor pool with hot tub and sauna.
  • Hotel business center for your guests to check-in at the office and get back to the wedding festivities as quickly as possible.
  • 13 available meeting rooms in various sizes with the largest seating up to 350 guests.
  • A/V equipment to allow you to show a wedding slideshow.
  • Blocked rooms and all the amenities of home including Wi-Fi throughout the hotel.
  • Complimentary buffet breakfast for hotel guests which is also available to guests not staying at the hotel for a flat charge: fresh scrambled eggs, sausage, bacon or ham, pancakes, French toast sticks or hash browns. These items rotate daily.
  • On-site hotel blocks. Book online at TheLongbranch.com.
  • Convenient and popular location in Cedar Rapids, Iowa with easy access to the Eastern Iowa Airport (CID), Newbo City Market, Lindale Mall, Collins Road Theaters and the Twixt Town Shopping District both within walking distance, Marcus Theaters, Giving Tree Theater, and more!

Wedding Table

Testimonials

"Chris and I had an amazing time on the wedding day! It was such a great day, better than we both expected. All those little decisions along the way turned into such a beautiful experience.

We so appreciate all of your hard work and help navigating this planning experience. And in the end we got to have a beautiful day and create amazing memories despite the current pandemic.

Thank you to yourself and Hope, Tracy, etc. for making the day run so smooth. We are still getting feedback from guests who had a fabulous time and praised the staff for a wonderful evening. Thank you again."

Bridget & Chris

Testimonials

"As I slowly put together my wedding I have been repeatedly reminded of the Longbranch, and its sales manager’s, fantastic reputation among local vendors. When I tell vendors that my reception is at the Longbranch, they typically respond with a “Oh that is such a beautiful place” and “The staff there are phenomenal, Tami is so professional and sweet.”

During my phone interview with Julie Ann Cakes, Julie Ann even went as far as telling me that her son’s Longbranch reception could not have been more beautiful or the food more delicious. What makes their comments all the more remarkable is that I never solicit them. Instead, the minute I reveal the location of my reception they practically gush over the lovely facility and devoted staff. Their profound respect has reaffirmed my decision that the Longbranch is the perfect venue for my wedding reception. I look forward to working with you over next year.

Just thought I should share the good news!"

Emily M. Rustand

 

Testimonials

"We were looking for a nice but affordable place for our wedding reception. As our families are both out of state, we also wanted a venue at a hotel to make things a bit easier for everyone. It was close between The Longbranch and the Marriott..but I knew the Longbranch style/design would fit our needs better, and my groom-to-be trusted me. Not only did the ballroom turn out perfectly, the food tasted delicious, but the staff was so incredibly knowledgable, nice, helpful, and caring as well!
I think this place gets overlooked sometimes because it's kind of in a random spot, and honestly (no offense!) the front of the restaurant is a little hokey. But don't let that fool you!!! Take the time to go inside, meet the staff, check out the rooms, It was all beautiful!

Also, we sprang for the Honeymoon Suite, and it was fantastic! All my bridesmaids were jealous :)" ....

Sarah B.

 

Testimonials

"We had a ball. Our son's wedding reception was held here and it was beautiful. Thanks to all the Bartenders, waitresses, servers, and hotel personnel who made our stay here WONDERFUL. We would do it all over again. And, it was affordable! Thanks Best Western Plus for making our Son's wedding so memorable."

Peg E.

 

Testimonials

"Where do we begin!? Tami, Dan, all the staff at The Best Western Long Branch made our wedding weekend such a blast & a weekend we will never forget! From the moment we booked The Long Branch back in August '12 we have been more than pleased with the staff & service! They were very accommodating, & always willing to offer suggestions. We had our rehearsal dinner & our wedding reception in the ballroom & the food was amazing; we had so many compliments both nights! Tami was so wonderful to work with & were so thankful she was there every step of the way! We stayed the night in the honeymoon suite, and words can't express how amazing it was.

I would highly recommend The Best Western Long Branch, incredible food & amazing service! It was a pleasure working with you all! Thanks again, The Kruse's" ....

Stephanie K

 

Testimonials

"Our daughter's wedding reception was held at the Longbranch. All the comments from friends and family were very positive. Comments were that food was excellent and served quickly. The salad bar was a hit as always. Staff was helpful and friendly.
The rooms were clean and complementary breakfast was excellent.
Overall we were very pleased!!!!!!"

Sheryl H

 

Testimonials

"I was there for a wedding reception. The staff was always polite and helpful. We ate in Kitty's and was impressed with the food for the price. Late one night we had appetizers at the bar and the service and food was again great in both departments. This place remembers what service is suppose to be. Highly recommend to everyone."

Tominiowa

 

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